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How Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will battle over £1.6bn fortune – including £68m property empire and £2.8m supercars

IT’S likely to be one of the most expensive splits in history with assets totalling £1.6billion.

When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West head hit the divorce courts, they’ll be wrangling over a huge property portfolio worth £68million, a fleet of supercars and the profits of two multi-million pound companies.

Kim, 40, has hired hotshot lawyer Laura Wasser and is suing for full custody of the couple’s four kids – North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, two, and Psalm, one.

But she’s also planning to hold on to the family home – a £45million LA mansion they renovatedtogether over four years.

Here we look inside the incredible assets of Hollywood's divorcing power couple.

LA Mansion worth £45m

After four years of renovation, the couple finally moved into their dream mansion, in Los Angeles, in 2017.

The minimalist style of the house, which is decorated in white and cream throughout, was described by 43-year-old Kanye as a "futuristic Belgian monastery" and includes yards of cloister-like corridors.

Other incredible features of the house include two kitchens, two pantries, several freezers and a huge walk-in refrigerator.

The master bedroom boasts a massive TV that comes out of the bedroom floor, and the living room has a giant circular sofa, big enough for the whole family and a few hangers-on to lounge comfortably.

Images of the bathroom, which contains no basins, baffled fans when the reality star released them on social media.

But she explained Kanye had designed the unique sinks, which “slightly slope down, and you can see there's a slit for the water and it goes in.

"You can put it as high pressure as you want and no back-splash will come up."

The pair ripped out two existing swimming pools and replaced it with one huge one – at a cost of £37,000.

In an interview in Architectural Digest in February, Kim revealed the pool is heated to hot tub temperatures because the “kids love to swim in a Jacuzzi.”

Kim is currently holed up in the house with her children and, according to sources close to the family, is planning to fight to keep her home.

Wyoming ranches worth £22million

Kanye’s desire to get away from the Hollywood lifestyle led to the couple splashing out on TWO ranches in Wyoming.

The first, Monster Lake Ranch, which boasts 1,400 acres of land, was bought in September 2019 for £12million.

The ranch houses over £200,000 worth of livestock, as well as thoroughbred stallions and horses for the children to ride.

Kanye’s plans to knock down log cabins and replace with a 52,000 sq ft residence were swiftly approved.

Two months later, the couple forked out another £11m on Bighorn Mountain Ranch, with 6,713 acres of canyons, bluffs, mountains, creeks, and game hunting grounds.

The property contained two large residences, with the main house – known as The Lodge at Bald Ridge – overlooking a large pond and a canyon.

The nearby Snowshoe Lodge is surrounded by log cabins with walk-in saunas.

The ranch, a ten minute helicopter ride from the nearest town, Greybull, also has two heated helipads, to prevent icing over in the winter.

As the marriage fell apart, Kanye has been spending more time at the Wyoming ranch and is thought to be there at the moment.

The couple have dabbled in other properties throghout their marriage, with Kanye splashing out on an £11million condo in the luxurious Faena House on Miami Beach as a Christmas present for Kim.

The penthouse was the jewel of the building, known as the "billionaire's beach bunker" featuring a wraparound terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows and a stunning sea view.

But Kanye pulled out of the deal after Kim allegedly told him she wasn't keen on the lavish present.

When they first wed, in 2013, the couple lived in am £8million, 9,000 square-foot Bel Air mansion.

They later sold the house for £13million.

Fleet of cars worth £2.8million

Kanye’s plans for his Wyoming ranch include two underground garages – and he has enough supercars to fill both.

The petrolhead rapper has a collection worth £2.8m with rare models including a £380,000 Mercedes SLR McLaren, a £150,000 Lamborghini Gallardo and a £780,000 Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss.

For his 35th birthday in 2012, Kim bought him a £550,000 Lamborghini Aventador and he also owns an Aston Martin DB9 worth £150,000.

Car purists were furious at Kanye and Jay-Z after they customised a rare Maybach, at the cost of £250,000, for the video Otis in 2004.

Motorious commented: “This move was purely to show how much money he had that the man could chop up something so expensive without a care.”

He later sold the car at a huge loss, for just £40,000.

Kim’s taste in cars is more classic, although no less expensive than.

Her favourites are a £200,000 Bentley Continental GTC and a Rolls-Royce Ghost.

Kim’s £700m fortune

A shrewd businesswoman, Kim has amassed a fortune of £700m through a range of projects over her 20 year career, according to Forbes.

Her mobile game app, launched in 2014, earned a cool £1.2million in five days and her role as executive producer on Keeping Up With The Kardashians earned her £3.3million per series.

While the show has been cancelled, the family have now signed a deal with Hulu to develop a new TV show.

She can also earn up to £750,000 for an Instagram post to her 198m followers.

But the bulk of Kim's wealth comes from her KKW Beauty company, with the 2019 range of cosmetics raking in £700million.

The same year, she sold a 20 per cent stake in the company to Coty, for a whopping £150million.

She also launched her SKIMS shapewear, which earned her £3.7million.

Yeezy brand and £93million fortune

There can’t be many men in showbiz who are richer that Kim but Kanye’s certainly fits the bill.

According to Forbes, the rapper has a net worth of £93million – making him a dollar billionaire – but much of his money is tied up in his company, Yeezy.

The brand was valued at £2.2billion by the Bank of America, in 2019, and as the sole owner Kanye collects around 11 per cent of the company’s annual revenue.

The shoe brand was launched by Nike then bought by Adidas, who manufacture and distribute the £150 trainers.

In June 2020, Kanye partnered up with high-street chain Gap in a multi-million dollar deal, and the line is expected to officially start rolling out in 2021.

£1million engagement ring

Kanye’s romantic proposal in 2013 came with a £1million Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring, and that’s not the only valuable assets in the couple’s jewellery boxes.

During the infamous armed robbery in a hotel room in Paris, in 2016, thieves got away with £8.5million worth of gems and the couple’s insurance company coughed up for replacements.

Kanye then splashed out on a replacement 20-carat, emerald-cut diamond ring for Kim.

But she later revealed she had been so shaken by the robbery that she stopped wearing expensive jewellery in public, believing her “flashy” shows had made her a target.

While Kanye's unlikely to ask for the engagement ring back, the value of Kim's jewellery and designer wardrobe could factor in the asset list.

All eyes are likely to be on the super-rich couple when their divorce finally hits the courts and sources have said the battle could "get ugly."

Whatever the outcome, the couple will both walk away with a few 100 million each – and a few rich lawyers will get even richer.

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